As you prepare for your orthopedic surgery at Slocum Surgery Center, you may wonder what will happen leading up to and directly following your surgery. Below is an overview of what you can expect when you undergo surgery with one of the doctors at Slocum Surgery Center.
In the days before your surgery, consider that you may require assistance from, or total dependence upon, another person when performing a multitude of daily tasks. From dressing and showering to childcare and running errands, be prepared to ask for help from family members or friends you are comfortable with. We recommend putting together several pre-made small meals and snacks in the days before your surgery to make your recovery and return home more manageable.
You will receive instructions at the time of scheduling your surgery. These instructions will cover medications, what to bring with you, and the pre-admission interview with an RN and an anesthesiologist.
In addition to these instructions, three days prior to your surgery date, you will receive specific instructions on medications you can and cannot take the day of surgery.
A registered nurse (RN) will call you to get your health history, which an anesthesiologist will use to develop your anesthesia plan.
The afternoon prior to your surgery, an anesthesiologist will discuss your plan for anesthesia and provide you a final check-in time. Patients having any form of sedation must have someone to transport them home and be with them following discharge.
We recommend you consider the following prior to your surgery day:
We will determine your insurance coverage by:
Arriving at the Slocum Ambulatory Surgical Center
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